Jesus instructed the Twelve: ‘Do not be afraid’

Today’s readings are very apt for our current times, where many of us are experiencing vulnerability, tension, and unpredictability. Yet as followers of Christ, we are being called to trust in God our Father, who knows us intimately and understands our needs. In...

A few words from Fr Joe

The reopening of the churches for Mass on June 29th is in a sense a new beginning for the faithful, for priests and all who belong in the family of faith. Pope Francis was reflecting during the week on the possibility that some things will change now, that a new...

Reflection on the Current Pandemic by Susanne O’Reilly

I have been privileged to work in healthcare, as a doctor in St James’ Hospital, during Covid-19. This has led to many new challenges on a daily basis, which have been covered to the point of exhaustion by the media, and I’m sure we are all sick of hearing about that,...
‘Peace be with you!’

‘Peace be with you!’

Pentecost, seen as the birthday of the Christian Church, is the culmination of Eastertide. It is the day when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the start of the Church’s mission to the world – a mission to bring people to God. We hear of this in the Gospel,...

A PENTECOST REFLECTION OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN

After his resurrection, at the moment in which he returned to his Father, Jesus pours out the Spirit upon his disciples and makes them sharers in his own mission.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the disciples went out on the first Pentecost Sunday and began to...